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  • Inertia

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    This lab is an inquiry activity to be used before discussing inertia. Out of necessity to explain the observation, a short discussion of inertia is included, but teachers should certainly spend more time making this…

  • Moment of Inertia

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    This inquiry activity is intended to be an introduction to moment of inertia beyond just mathematical calculations. It provides some background in moment of inertia and allows students to discover that the distribution…

  • Inertia Block

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    Newton's first law of motion describes the resistance of an object to change in the speed and direction of its motion. The law also holds that objects will resist being put into motion. This concept is described as…

  • Cognitive Inertia: Seeking Conceptual Change

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    Cognitive inertia (or conservatism)—the tendency of humans to continue to think both what and how they have previously thought—applies at both the individual and the scientific community level. This activity features…

  • Disequilibrium: Eggs and Inertia

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    Using discrepant events to confront misconceptions.

  • Overcome Inertia through Summer Reading

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    Resistance or disinclination to motion is common in middle school teachers over the summer months, especially in those who find themselves at rest in a beach chair. But while your body is at rest, there are plenty of…

  • Science of Golf: torque and moment of inertia

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    Welcome back to the Science of Golf! U.S. Open play is underway at Pinehurst No.2 in central North Carolina! This year’s Science of Golf series reunites NBC Learn with the United States Golf Association (USGA) and…

  • Physics Activities With Metersticks

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  • Blick on Flicks

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    Blick on Flicks The latest (and final) Blick on Flicks: The End of Something: Blick on Flicks Looks Back Your browser does not support the audio element. Read the review We all love watching movies. But we also love science. And sometimes the two don't mix! To help us…

  • Identifying Forces

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  • NSTA Press® Sample Chapters

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    NSTA Press® Sample Chapters Looking for Science Activities? NSTA Press publishes science activities for teachers of kindergarten through college on a wide range of topics. We've posted sample chapters and activities from our books for free download so you can look inside. Be sure to search our online bookstore for…

  • Physics in the Sport of Boxing—A Personal Story

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  • Adding Necessary Rigor to Engineering Pedagogical Change

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    In this study, we explore the teaching of an acclaimed engineering education professor and his struggles to transform his classroom in light of the National Academy of Engineering standards. We argue that pedagogical…

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